Luke 19:1-48 Plant the Seeds of Light

 1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was
the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for
the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to
see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw
him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come
down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That
he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold,
Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor;
and if I have taken any thing from any man by false
accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to
this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that
which was lost.
11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a
parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem,
and because they thought that the kingdom of God
immediately appear.
12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far
country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten
pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after
him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having
received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be
called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he
might know how much every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained
ten pounds.
17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because
thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou
authority over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained
five pounds.
19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five
20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy
pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere
man: thou
takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou
didst not sow.
22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I
judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an
austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping
that I did not sow:[How does Christ reap where he has not sown?
Why does he call this man a wicked servant? Christ has left his
ministry and truth in the hands of his servants, the apostles and
disciples. Apostles meaning those that are sent forth of Christ
into the world that they may teach the truth of the Word and gospel
of Christ
, our Passover lamb. Disciples meaning those that have
learned and are learning as students of the Word. These servants
are to proclaim the truth of the gospel, the Word of the Lord.
If they have shared the truth, then He is sure reap. Plant your
seeds of truth in the world, but, also be aware to tend that garden
by watering those seeds with the words of truth, the water of life.
This servant refused to share the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
and rather he hid it completely from view, not even showing forth this
truth and love in his daily life. ]
23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank,
that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the
pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall
be given; and from him that hath not,
even that he hath
shall be taken away from him.
27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should
reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending
up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage
and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he
sent two of his disciples,
30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the
which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon
yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if
any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall
ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even
as he had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof
said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their
garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of
the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all
the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of
the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said
unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if
these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately
cry out.
41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept
over it,
42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this
thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now
they are hid from thine
43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies
shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and
keep thee in on every side,
44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy
children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one
stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy
45 And he went into the temple, and
began to cast out them

that sold therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house
of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests
and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to
destroy him,
48 And could not find what they might do: for all the
people were very attentive to hear him.

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